By: Matt Gutierrez 2/19/21
For the first time since February 23rd, 2020, fans will be allowed back into LVMS for a NASCAR event.
The 2020 Pennzoil 400 was the last race in Las Vegas that fans were able to attend. COVID-19 was already sweeping through the world, and the city, along with most everywhere else, went into lockdown on March 16th. Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Pennzoil Ford Mustang, took home the checkered flag in front of an estimated 65,000 fans.
When NASCAR returned to LVMS in September for the Southpoint 400, it was the Las Vegas native, Kurt Busch who got the win. Unfortunately for Busch, his first win in his home town was in front of zero fans. COVID-19 restrictions did not allow for anyone to be in attendance for the event.
It was announced yesterday that approximately 16,00 fans will be allowed in at LVMS for race weekend on March 5th-7th. It is not yet clear where season ticket holders will be placed in relation to their normal seats due to social distancing guidelines. The LVMS ticket office is open and currently taking calls for ticket requests.